According to Tekla, of the $3.5 trillion spent worldwide on commercial construction, 20 percent goes to waste. That’s $700 billion flushed due to preventable design inaccuracies. Even with computers to work out...
WHY YOUR CONSTRUCTION STEEL SUPPLIER SHOULD BE AISC CERTIFIED
Should you care if your construction steel supplier goes to the heavy expense and trouble to become AISC certified? That depends. Do you want your job to proceed efficiently and safely?
CURVE, CAMBER, AND SWEEP IN STRUCTUAL STEEL BEAMS
When designing with structural steel, does it have to be all straight runs, angles and joints?
CONCRETE VOID FORMS: ONE WAY TO DEAL WITH COLORADO'S EXPANSIVE SOILS
When pondering natural hazard in Colorado, we might think of lightning strikes, violent hailstorms, wind, blizzards, flash floods, meteorites and maybe even Bigfoot. But the number one natural hazard, according to the Colorado Geological Survey, actually comes from the ground.
2019 FRONT RANGE CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK: DOES IT STILL LOOK ROSY?
By late 2017, construction industry leaders predicted that the Colorado Front Range economy would continue to boom throughout 2018. So it has.
LIVE LOADS VS. DEAD LOADS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN
Structural design is all about calculating loads. The engineering firm Nishkian offers a succinct description: "Loads are commonly understood as forces that cause stresses, deformations, or accelerations.
5 REASONS TO USE A BALANCED OR CANTILEVER FOOTING
The child's game of Tiddlywinks demonstrates the principles of eccentric loads. When certain property and design limitations result in offset centers of gravity between a column or wall and its footing pad, you need to engage a balancing act.
WHY ARCHITECTS LOVE THE HUMBLE I BEAM IN STRUCTRUAL STEEL CONSTRUCTION
Every pound counts in architectural design. The more materials used, the more expensive the building. However, too little material results in a weak edifice.
10 TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL HOT WEATHER CONCRETING
When pouring concrete, rapid set-up and drying can ruin your day. The warmer the day, the greater the danger of a quick set.
WHY YOUR POST TENSION TENDONS NEED TO BE PROPERLY STRESSED
There exists two ways to pre-stress the concrete in your building project: pretension and post tension. Pretension happens at the precast facility, where the tendon assembly is placed into the concrete form and stressed at the factory to engineered specifications.